It’s summertime! School (for most of us) is finally out!  That is either a really great thing for you, or it’s leaving you with a feeling of panic and dread. Regardless of where that leaves you, the kids are now going to have a ton of free time on their hands. Help fill some of that time with my list of 10 fun (and cheap!) things to do as a family.

Here are some more fun things you can do this weekend around town!

Through June 9
Peggy Sue’s All-American Cruise: From vintage rock to classic cars, and a cruise down the main drag in between, this weekend’s car extravaganza is not to miss! A Place to Play Park. 2375 W. 3rd St., Santa Rosa. See website for full schedule of events:
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Saturday, June 8
Beekeeping Tours: Bear Foot Honey Farm invites the public to come learn about beekeeping and honey at their farm every second Saturday, weather permitting (it must be 60 degrees or higher and not raining, which will definitely be the case this weekend). Tours run every hour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. No reservation is needed unless you have 10+ in your group. Tour not recommended for kids under age 4, or anyone allergic to bee stings. $4 per person. 4372 Sonoma Hwy., Santa Rosa. 570-BUZZ (2899).

Saturday, June 8
Bicycle Skills Rodeo: Kids ages 5-13 can attend a free bike event to master bike skills, get fitted for a low cost helmet, and get their bike inspected for necessary adjustments and safety needs. They can also attend a safety education course and receive a novelty bike license. Register on-site, parental permission required. 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Rohnert Park Community Center. 5401 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. 545-0153

Saturday, June 8
Aqus Foundry Festival: A day long music festival featuring popular Bay Area bands, and a benefit for COTS. Bring a blanket to lounge on the grass, listen to seven hours of local entertainment, and enjoy the goods from local vendors. $10-$20. 12 & under free. 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Foundry Wharf. 189 H Street, Petaluma.

Saturday, June 8
Foothill Park Water Bark: A popular event where well-behaved dogs and owners can take part in off-leash play and go for a swim, complete with plenty of vendors and perks for dog owners. $5 per dog, plus $7 parking fee for non-park members. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Foothill Regional Park. 899 Arata Lane, Windsor.

Sunday, June 9
Pixar in Concert: The Marin Symphony performs memorable scores alongside clips from favorite Pixar movies, including Brave, Up, Cars, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, and more. $35-$75 adults, $20-$45 youth. Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, Marin.

Have a wonderful weekend, and don’t forget the sunscreen!  It’s going to be HOT!

Crissi Langwell